TL9773 : Stanton Postmill - Bin floor

taken 7 years ago, near to Stanton, Suffolk, Great Britain

Stanton Postmill - Bin floor
Stanton Postmill - Bin floor
A view of the bin floor with grain bins and brake wheel.
TL9773 : Stanton Post Mill - Brake Wheel
Stanton Postmill - Suffolk
Originally built in the mid 18th century (1751) on the opposite side of the village of Stanton, the mill had moved to this location by 1818. Modernisation took place with the addition of a brick roundhouse, the fitting of a fantail (to automatically turn the mill to face the wind), plus the replacement of common sails with the newly invented Cubitt’s patent sails with shutters.

The mill worked until 1918 after which the millers moved to the tower mill at Pakenham (preserved). After a public appeal for funds in the late 1930s the mill was repaired in 1939-41 and then worked for another ten years or so, for farm use only. It is now open at certain times of the year, still producing flour. The entrance fee is put towards upkeep.
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Monday, 6 June, 2011
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